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How to create a virtual MAC group

Reviewed on 26 May 2021Published on 26 May 2021

If you want to assign multiple flexible IPs to one virtual machine, you can create virtual MAC groups. A virtual MAC group contains at least two flexible IPs that share the same virtual MAC address.

Once the virtual MAC group is active, IPs that share the same MAC address are linked together. Moving one IP of the group will automatically move all IPs within the group from one Bare Metal Cloud Server to another.


You need to have at least two flexible IPs in your account to create a virtual MAC group.

  1. Click Bare Metal in the Compute section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Bare Metal dashboard displays.

  2. Click the Flexible IP tab:

  3. Verify that at least one flexible IP is assigned to one of your servers.

  4. Drag and drop the second flexible IP from the Flexible IPs section to your Bare Metal Cloud server.

  5. Click «See more Icon», then Generate Mac, and select Copy from another flexible IP from the drop-down list:

  6. Choose the IP to copy the MAC address from in the list of available IPs and click Generate MAC Address to confirm:

Creation of the virtual MAC group begins. Once ready, the status indicator becomes green.

The IPs are now linked together in a virtual MAC group and share the same virtual MAC address. They can be assigned to the same virtual machine to provide a multi-IP environment. When moving one of the IPs of the group to another server, all other IPs within the group are automatically moved to the same server.

To remove a flexible IP from a virtual MAC group, click «See more Icon», then Generate MAC and generate a new MAC address as described in the Adding a Virtual MAC Address section.

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